NSU Drops A Pair of Road Games In NSIC Play

Minot, ND (NSUWolves.com) [THURS] – Playing to overtime, the Northern State University men’s basketball team fell to Minot State on the road. The Wolves led by eight at the half, however the Beavers stormed back with 42 points in the second to tie the game. NSU struggled to break through in the OT period, scoring just two points to the MiSU’s seven.

Final Score: NSU 72, MiSU 77 (OT)
Records: NSU 5-6 (3-2 NSIC), MiSU 8-2 (4-1 NSIC)
Attendance: 2471


  • In total, Northern recorded 36 points in the first, 34 in the second, and two in overtime
  • The Wolves shot 42.6% from the floor, 30.3% from the 3-point line, and 83.3% from the foul line; knocking down ten from beyond the arc and ten from the foul line
  • NSU scored a game high 15 points off the bench and added 24 points in the paint and 17 points off turnovers
  • They were out-rebounded by 12 in the contest, notching 31 boards as well as 16 assists, six steals, and two blocks
  • Jacksen Moni and Michael Nhial led the team with 21 and 18 points respectively, while Moni tallied his third straight double-double with 13 rebounds
  • Andrew Bergan and Isaiah Hagen combined for the Wolves bench points with eight and seven respectively

  • Jacksen Moni: 21 points, 50.0 field goal%, 13 rebounds, 8 assists
  • Michael Nhial: 18 points (season high), 57.1 3-point field goal%, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists


Crookston, MN (NSUWolves.com) [SAT] – The Northern State University men’s basketball team fell to Minnesota Crookston Saturday afternoon on the road. The Golden Eagles out-scored the Wolves in each half, despite Northern recording a game high 46 points in the paint.
Final Score: NSU 64, UMC 71
Records: NSU 5-7 (3-3 NSIC), UMC 4-7 (1-5 NSIC)
Attendance: 98
  • The Wolves preseason woes resurfaced, hitting just 1-of-22 from beyond the arc
  • Northern shot 45.5% from the floor and 75.0% from the foul line, however the 4.5% from beyond the arc led to their demise
  • NSU scored 30 points in the first and 34 in the second, notching nine second chance points, six points off turnovers, and two points off the bench
  • They forced a game high eight turnovers and racked up 33 rebounds, 11 assists, four steals, and three blocks
  • Josh Dilling led three Wolves in double figures with 23 points, knocking down 11-of-16 from the floor
  • Josh Dilling: 23 points, 68.8 field goal%, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Jacksen Moni: 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
  • Andrew Bergan: 12 points, 50.0 field goal%, 7 rebounds, 2 assists
The Wolves will remain on the road when they return for competition in 2024. Northern is set to face Minnesota State and Winona State on January 5 and 6. Tip-off times are set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday against the Mavericks and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday versus the Warriors.